Workplace issues

CCA contractual issues

CCA contractual issues

Letter Carrier Resource Guide

The Letter Carrier Resource Guide, a comprehensive guide for every letter carrier, is now available in downloadable PDF format on the NALC website. This guide combines, updates, and replaces the 2016 City Carrier Assistant Resource Guide and the 2014 Letter Carrier’s Guide.  This new all-in-one guide was created for all letter carriers to obtain important information pertaining to every stage of their career. The guide includes updated rights and benefits, and relevant changes to these rights and benefits, as letter carriers progress from city carrier assistant to career status.  The guide includes chapters on NALC structure, health benefits, pay, uniforms, workroom floor issues, community service, legislation, and much more. 

The online version contains links throughout the guide which will connect you directly to additional relevant information.  Click here for the online Letter Carrier Resource Guide.

To order a printed version of the Letter Carrier Resource Guide, log on to the Members Only section of the NALC website, click the checkbox below the image of the guide and a copy will be mailed to your NALC address of record. 

MOU reached on a probationary period for newly converted employees

CCAs who are converted to career status during appointments as CCAs or directly after a five-day break in service will not serve a probationary period as career employees, provided they have successfully served a 360-day appointment as a CCA and such career appointment directly follows a city carrier assistant appointment.  MOU Re: Article 12.1 – Probationary Period can be found in Appendix B of the 2016-2019 National Agreement.

CCA uniform allowance increases

CCAs are entitled to the same uniform allowances provided to career employees as set forth in Article 26 of the National Agreement.  In addition, CCAs who are converted to career status will receive the “newly eligible carrier” amount as well.  The national parties have also agreed to the MOU Re: City Carrier Assistant Uniforms Task Force. The goal of the task force is to improve the CCA uniform program by addressing administrative flaws in the current system of delivering authorized uniforms and paying vendors.

Compensability of time spent and costs incurred by CCAs when obtaining fingerprints for background investigation required for conversion to career status

Under M-01854 (Feb. 4, 2015), NALC and the Postal Service have settled national-level case Q11N-4Q-C 14278874 concerning the compensability of time spent and costs incurred by city carrier assistants (CCAs) when obtaining fingerprints for the background investigation required for conversion to career status by agreeing that reasonable and necessary time spent by CCAs obtaining fingerprints necessary for a background investigation under the subject circumstance is compensable time. Additionally, the Postal Service is responsible for any direct costs for fingerprinting.

MOU on CCAs being temporarily assigned to other post offices

NALC and the Postal Service have agreed on a memorandum of understanding, Re: City Carrier Assistants – Temporary Assignments to Other Post Offices (M-01827), that defines the process for temporarily assigning city carrier assistants (CCAs) to other post offices.